Methyl Ester Sulphonate Price Trend

Stepan Company announced price increases on a variety of US surfactants, effective 10 January 2022. Although no reason was given for the increases, the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is expected to increase demand for surfactants in cleaning supplies. Furthermore, despite rising crude oil and natural gas prices, demand from oilfield activity remains strong. Transportation costs have risen sharply throughout the US supply chain as a result of a lack of trucks, railcars, and containers, as well as high gasoline prices and labour shortages. As a result of this, the company increased the price of its methyl ester sulphonate by 0.11 USD/lb.

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Procurement Resource provides prices of Methyl Ester Sulphonate for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About Methyl Ester Sulphonate:

The chemical 2-(N-morpholino) ethanesulfonic acid is known as Methyl Ester Sulphonate (MES). A morpholine ring is present in its chemical structure. In biology and biochemistry, MES is employed as a buffering agent. At 20 °C, it has a pKa of 6.15. In water, MES is very soluble. This chemical compound has a melting point of around 300 ° C.

Chemical Formula:

  • C6H13NO4S

Molecular Weight:

  • 195.2 g/mol

Industrial Uses:

  • Non-coordinating buffer

Production Processes:

  • Production of Methyl Ester Sulphonate from Palm Oil

Transesterification is carried out first in this process using palm oil and methanol to produce methyl ester, which is then sulphonated to produce methyl ester sulphonate.

Supplier Database:

  • Chemithon Corporation
  • Wilmar International Limited
  • KLK Oleo
  • Stepan Company
  • Lion Corporation
  • Zanyu Technology Group CO., Ltd.

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